Your secret superpower is building-up business by delivering exceptional data services and products. Your powerful focus and drive combine to help you get the job done right the first time – almost every time. And, you love doing it because you’re LIVING YOUR DREAM!
You’ve always had a love for data and the incredible outcomes that it makes possible. That passion has taken you great places in your life so far.
You crave the freedom that comes with working for yourself; You’re risk-tolerant - which is perfect for what you do: Create a vision and use data expertise to turn your vision into reality.
In your heart of heart, you’re a creator - even if you’ve never fully admitted that outloud.
When you’re facing an obstacle, you’ll go “all in” to figure it out (whatever it takes to make it happen, right?). With hard-work, and some elbow grease, you can deliver brilliant data products and services, no matter how technical they are. You’re willing to sacrifice it all in order to “make it”, so you never again have to worry about answering to a boss, or bosses boss boss.
This is how million dollar businesses are started.
Your adventurous spirit and thirst for freedom keep you going when things get tough (which they often do) -- all the way to the cha-ching cha-ching in your business bank account (as all those sales start rolling in)
Way to go, you! You started with a big dream and some data skills, and you turned them into decent money in your business bank account - Your data business-building skills are becoming something you can really hang your hat on!
You’re a complete DATA BOSS - a true pioneer in the data space.
Wait What? Doesn’t sound like you? You’re probably not an entrepreneur then… And in that case, you are probably either more of a traditional Data Implementer or a Data Leader. Click over to see what those other data superheros have going for them.
Ok Data Entrepreneur, inside that oh-so-smart brain of yours, it’s likely you’re dealing with your own inner obstacles. From impostor syndrome to intolerance, from slight cynicism to outright defiance - you often find yourself avoiding compromise more than you should (it can happen to the best of us)
From the outside data world, looking in - You’re an absolute star! You’re one of the few that actually knows how freelancing and startups work. You know so much about SO MANY diverse topics! And you know how to integrate this knowledge to deliver incredible data services and products. Everyone thinks it just comes naturally to you (and it does) - but secretly you know that your success didn’t happen overnight. You know the truth about all those years you’ve put, in becoming the data entrepreneur that you are today.
From the outside data world, looking in - you’re the mythical creature that can single handedly transform data expertise into dollars in your bank account (no employer needed, thank you!). But what the outsiders aren’t seeing is that you’re dealing with your own concoction of stress, workaholism, and stubbornness.
I’m an American data startup founder as well as a licensed Professional Engineer. On top of my data-fixation, I’m also obsessed with startup growth & marketing, nitro cold brew coffee, Thai massage, and expat living.
Here's my micro-reel...
When I made the transition to full-time entrepreneur (in 2013), I declined a second interview with Facebook Menlo Park and instead moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand, where I lived off $600/month in order to bootstrap my startup from near-scratch.
This business became a multi-six figure earner for me, I’m fully supported with an incredible team, and we have a thriving online community of 650k data professionals. To date, I’ve educated over 1.7 Million data professionals on topics related to AI. Oh, and I’ve been working remotely for the last 9 years from my luxury villa in the Gulf of Thailand (when I’m not off traveling the world with my loving husband + children in toe).
We help startup founders and leaders make more money by utilizing our powerful growth, marketing & product strategies.
Grab your computer glasses because I've got something you need to see!
As a Data Entrepreneur, you're earning potential is literally unlimited!
Let me just lay it out for you real quick.
Experienced Data Entrepreneurs' Annual Income Is Seldom Less Than 6-Figures.
But if you're reading this, then chances are that you're not all that "experienced" as entrepreneur's go. In fact, you may be just tipping your toe into the data freelancing market. That's great too - we all start somewhere! The following rates are a perfect fit for brand new data freelancers that are just getting started in the function (that's you if you don't have an audience or if you don't have advanced degree(s) or if you haven't done any previous client work related to the service you want to offer).
You Could Make $45 - $65 Per Hour
By offering the services (shown below) on a freelance basis in the United States, you should make a bare minimum of $45 to $65 per hour.
Audit & Management Consulting Services
Business Analysis Services
Clinical Data Analysis Services
Quantitative Business Consulting Services
Data Analysis Services
Data Journalism Services
You Could Make $65 - $115 Per Hour
By offering the services (shown below) on a freelance basis in the United States, you should make a bare minimum of $65 to $115 per hour.
Data Strategy Services
Data Visualization Services
Econometric Advising Services
Quantitative Educational Program Advisory Services
Financial Data Analysis Services
Quantitative Healthcare Advising Services
Learning Data Analysis Services
Machine Learning Engineering Services
Machine Learning Services
Data Entrepreneur's Top Annual Incomes
The good news doesn't stop there, either! The long-term earning trajectory for Data Entrepreneurs is limitless. Check out these compensation stats that I pulled from Business Insider.
There are some major obstacles you'll want to avoid if you ever want to make it to the top.
It's good that you love data and business, because Data Entrepreneur is not a set-it and forget-it type of lifestyle, by any means.
Once you start making a little moolah is when the real work begins - you'll have to keep training, keep self-educating, keep updated in your overall knowledge of BOTH data and entrepreneurship. Due to the rapid pace of change in the data field, you'll have to be a lifelong learner. There will never come a day when you've learned it all and can totally relax.
Also, just because you're a Data Entrepreneur doesn't mean you can totally avoid answering to someone else, either. You’ll have clients and customers to answer to. Even if you delegate the work, you’ll have to be tolerant of team members and their ways of going about things (which will probably be different than yours). And God-forbid you ever take on investors -- you’ll find yourself answering to them all the time.
Most Data Entrepreneurs who hit six-figure almost overnight... They consistently take the time to educate themselves on recent developments in data science, and they consider the ways these developments impact the services and products they deliver. To grow fast, you really need to keep up with recent developments in data as well as entrepreneurship and digital marketing.
Lastly, never underestimate the power of relationships. You don't have to go out and be a "Limelight Larry" (yes, I just made that up), but you should be spending some energy in building your professional network. Why? Well, because in most cases, those are the people who will be able to help open doors for you at the very top. Million dollar plus deals seldom go to people who work in the dark and that no one knows. Spend time chatting with other data entrepreneurs and freelancers, making friends in the field on LinkedIn, and giving talks over on Clubhouse. This sort of thing can open WAY more doors for you than taking yet another online course on how to build X, Y, Z data thingy.
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